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Stephen Paddock autopsy report shows Las Vegas mass killer was sober and healthy, and explains little

LAS VEGAS – The much anticipated autopsy report on Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock did nothing to help explain why he carried out the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history — his body didn’t hold diseases or drugs or other substances that could have caused aggressive behavior.

In fact, it showed he was a sober, healthy 64-year-old.

The report — released Friday in response to a lawsuit by The Associated Press and the Las Vegas Review-Journal — showed gunman Stephen Paddock had anti-anxiety drugs in his system but was not under the influence of them.

Paddock unleashed a barrage of bullets from his high-rise hotel suite into a crowd at a country music festival below, killing 58 people and injuring more than 800 others on Oct. 1. He fatally shot himself before officers stormed his hotel suite after the mass shooting.

Thousands opposed bump stock regulation after Las Vegas shooting

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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock had child abuse images on his computer, police announce as they search for …

Child abuse images, snorkel equipment and handwritten notes were among the items found in the hotel room of Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock, police have revealed. 

Following a three-month investigation, Las Vegas Police released a 81-age report on the mass shooting which killed 58 people and injured at least 500 more in October. 

Paddock opened fire on a crowd of approximately 22,000 at country music festival on the Las Vegas Strip from the balcony of his 32nd-floor hotel room before killing himself. 

When police broke in they found a stockpile of weapons – all of which had been bought legally – but, unlike other mass shooters, Paddock did not leave a manifesto or suicide note explaining his actions. 

The preliminary report said police had found “several hundred images” of child pornography on a computer hard drive when they searched the four laptops belonging to Paddock, but officers are still investigating the source of the

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Did Stephen Paddock Act Alone? Charges to Be Filed Soon Over Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Criminal charges could soon be filed for the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left 58 people dead in October 2017, even though authorities have said gunman Stephen Paddock acted alone, a lawyer for local authorities revealed in court Tuesday.

The news broke as Nick Crosby, an attorney for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, argued that search warrants, affidavits, and findings in the case must remained sealed as charges are investigated.

“Without naming names, there are potential charges against other people, because of the ongoing investigation?”, District Court Judge Elissa Cadish asked Crosby, Fox 5 Vegas reported.

“Yes, there are charges being investigated,” Crosby replied

He would not say who might be charged or what the charges might be, citing the ongoing investigation. Crosby did say, however, that the charges could come within the next

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/stephen-paddock-charges-las-vegas-shooting-783513

Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock killed himself with gunshot to mouth: coroner

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, shown in an undated photo, died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the mouth, Clark County, Nev., Coroner John Fudenberg said, Dec. 21, 2017.

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Las Vegas shooter Stephen Paddock killed himself with gunshot to …

Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock, shown in an undated photo, died of a self-inflicted gunshot to the mouth, Clark County, Nev., Coroner John Fudenberg said, Dec. 21, 2017.

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Las Vegas mass shooter Stephen Paddock committed suicide by shooting himself in the mouth

The mass murderer who gunned down 58 victims during a Las Vegas music festival in October died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the mouth, according to a coroner.

Stephen Paddock’s death was ruled a suicide, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg told The Associated Press.

Among the victims in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, 21 people were shot in the head, 36 died with chest and back wounds and one died of a gunshot to the leg, according to a chart the coroner released.

Four victims had multiple gunshot wounds. All 58 deaths were ruled homicides.

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People dive for cover at Route 91 Harvest country music festival after apparent gunfire was heard on October 1, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

(David Becker/Getty Images)

Authorities have said more than 500 people

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Stanford to study Vegas mass murderer Stephen Paddock’s brain

Dead and stored in a morgue, Stephen Paddock can’t explain why he carried out one of the worst mass shootings in American history.

But his brain, on its way to Stanford, might reveal clues. Carefully lifted from the vault of its skull and preserved in formalin, the 64-year-old killer’s brain is being shipped from Las Vegas to Pasteur Drive in search of a biological basis for his violent outburst last month that left 58 people dead and injured nearly 500 others.

This undated photo provided by Eric Paddock shows his brother, Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP)
Stanford pathologists will analyze the brain of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock. (Courtesy of Eric Paddock via AP) 

The specifics remain shrouded in mystery. Under an agreement with Las Vegas-based investigators, the university won’t discuss their plans — and

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Pathologists to Search Stephen Paddock’s Brain for Clues to Mass Shooting

But even if scientists find clear evidence in Paddock’s brain of a neurodegenerative disease like Alzheimer’s or a brain injury like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), will that help to explain why a reclusive gambler with no criminal record or extremist ties would open fire on a crowd of innocent people?

Dr. Clayton Wiley is a professor of pathology and director of neuropathology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Although he’s not involved in Paddock’s case, he regularly conducts brain autopsies for both academic research and for the Pittsburgh

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Stephen Paddock’s Missing Hard Drive Complicates Las Vegas Case

Over the last year, Mr. Paddock traveled widely to buy his large cache of guns — more than two dozen were discovered in his room and more were at his home in nearby Mesquite, Nev. Investigators have said the weapons were purchased legally and gun store owners said they saw no warning signs from Mr. Paddock.


10 Minutes. 12 Gunfire Bursts. 30 Videos. Mapping the Las Vegas Massacre.

The shots began at 10:05. Twelve bursts of gunfire later, the police broke down Stephen Paddock’s door at the Mandalay Bay. The Times mapped 30 videos to draw perhaps the most complete picture to date of what happened.

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Las Vegas hotel will not rent out mass killer Stephen Paddock’s room again

The company has also been ordered by a court to preserve evidence and surveillance footage of the incident.

There was no indication of how the room will be used in future.

MGM, which also owns the land used by the crowds attending the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival, has not said what will happen to the area.

The Bataclan nightclub in Paris where 90 people were killed in a terrorist attack in November 2015 has reopened.

However, the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida where 49 people died on June 12 last year, has become a permanent memorial to the victims.

Read more at: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/22/las-vegas-hotel-will-not-rent-mass-killer-stephen-paddocks-room/